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The Book of Ephesians


LESSON ONE
Acts 19- 20:1

Day 1 Acts 19:1-10
Day 2 Acts 19:11-16
Day 3 Acts 19:17-22
Day 4 Acts 19:23-31
Day 5 Acts 19:32-20:1
1 Look in His Word
Feel free to underline, circle or otherwise mark
text if it will aid your study.
2 List the Facts
What does the passage say? Make a verse-by-
verse list of the most obvious, outstanding facts.
Be literal as you answer.
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LESSON ONE
Acts 19:1-10
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While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the
road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus.
There he found some disciples
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and asked them, Did you receive the Holy
Spirit when you believed? They answered,
No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy
Spirit.

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So Paul asked, Then what baptism did you
receive? Johns baptism, they replied.

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Paul said, Johns baptism was a baptism of
repentance. He told the people to believe in the
one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.
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On hearing this, they were baptized into the
name of the Lord Jesus.
6
When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy
Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues
and prophesied.
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There were about twelve men in all.
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Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly
there for three months, arguing persuasively
about the kingdom of God.
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But some of them became obstinate; they
refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way.
So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him
and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of
Tyrannus.
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This went on for two years, so that all the
Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of
Asia heard the word of the Lord.
Example:
(19:1 ) While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul
arrived at Ephesus.
3 Learn from the Lessons
What does the passage mean? What lessons
can be learned from these facts? Be spiritual
as you answer.
4 Listen to His Voice
What does this passage mean to you? Rewrite
the lessons from step 3 in the form of a question.
Be personal as you answer.
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LESSON ONE
Example:
(19:1) Godly people are not always called to the
same place of service.
Example:
(19:1) Do I allow others the freedom to serve
God in a different place than I do?
1 Look in His Word 2 List the Facts
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LESSON ONE
Acts 19:11-16
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God did extraordinary miracles through Paul,
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so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that
had touched him were taken to the sick, and their
illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.
13
Some Jews who went around driving out evil
spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus
over those who were demon-possessed. They
would say, In the name of Jesus, whom Paul
preaches, I command you to come out.
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Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest,
were doing this.
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(One day) the evil spirit answered them,
Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who
are you?
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Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped
on them and overpowered them all. He gave
them such a beating that they ran out of the house
naked and bleeding.
3 Learn from the Lessons 4 Listen to His Voice
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LESSON ONE
1 Look in His Word 2 List the Facts
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LESSON ONE
Acts 19:17-22
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When this became known to the Jews and
Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized
with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was
held in high honor.
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Many of those who believed now came and
openly confessed their evil deeds.
19
A number who had practiced sorcery brought
their scrolls together and burned them publicly.
When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the
total came to fty thousand drachmas.
20
In this way the word of the Lord spread
widely and grew in power.
21
After all this had happened, Paul decided
to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia
and Achaia. After I have been there, he said, I
must visit Rome also.
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He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and
Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the
province of Asia a little longer.
3 Learn from the Lessons 4 Listen to His Voice
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LESSON ONE
1 Look in His Word 2 List the Facts
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LESSON ONE
Acts 19:23-31
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About that time there arose a great
disturbance about the Way.
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A silversmith named Demetrius, who made
silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little
business for the craftsmen.
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He called them together, along with the
workmen in related trades, and said: Men,
you know we receive a good income from this
business.
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And you see and hear how this fellow Paul
has convinced and led astray large numbers of
people here in Ephesus and in practically the
whole province of Asia. He says that man-made
gods are no gods at all.
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There is danger not only that our trade will
lose its good name, but also that the temple of the
great goddess Artemis will be discredited, and the
goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the
province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of
her divine majesty.
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When they heard this, they were furious
and began shouting: Great is Artemis of the
Ephesians!
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Soon the whole city was in an uproar. The
people seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Pauls
traveling companions from Macedonia, and
rushed as one man into the theater.

30
Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but
the disciples would not let him.
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Even some of the ofcials of the province,
friends of Paul, sent him a message begging him
not to venture into the theater.
3 Learn from the Lessons 4 Listen to His Voice
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LESSON ONE
1 Look in His Word 2 List the Facts
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LESSON ONE
Acts 19:32-20:1
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The assembly was in confusion: Some were
shouting one thing, some another. Most of the
people did not even know why they were there.
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The Jews pushed Alexander to the front,
and some of the crowd shouted instructions to
him. He motioned for silence in order to make a
defense before the people.
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But when they realized he was a Jew, they all
shouted in unison for about two hours: Great is
Artemis of the Ephesians!

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The city clerk quieted the crowd and said:
Men of Ephesus, doesnt all the world know that
the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple
of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell
from heaven?
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Therefore, since these facts are undeniable,
you ought to be quiet and not do anything rash.
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You have brought these men here, though
they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed
our goddess.
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If, then, Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen
have a grievance against anybody, the courts are
open and there are proconsuls. They can press
charges.
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If there is anything further you want to bring
up, it must be settled in a legal assembly.
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As it is, we are in danger of being charged
with rioting because of todays events. In that
case we would not be able to account for this
commotion, since there is no reason for it.
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After he had said this, he dismissed the
assembly.
20:1
When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for
the disciples and, after encouraging them, said
good-by and set out for Macedonia.
3 Learn from the Lessons 4 Listen to His Voice
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5 Live in Response
How will you respond? Pinpoint what God is saying to your from this passage. Write down todays
date and what you will do now about what He has said.
LESSON ONE

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